Solti,soltirefa wrote: ↑Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:42 pmI switched off after a few seconds. No idea how it comes across to anyone else but it sounded terribly processed, the mixer controls must have been set at max! Sorry but I just can't take it seriously. I just know I'm not hearing what the guitarist is hearing, not even close.this piece IMHO May not be best represented on this instrument. Or maybe the instrument is not well suited for this piece. If you have to add that many strings (which I think detracts from the sonority of the guitar) find a quartet.Translation: It sounds like crap.also found the performance somewhat less than satisfying though I persevered to the end. Disregarding interpretation, quality of sound etc., just the many hiatus moments (whilst preparing a new right hand position?) killed it for me.
Do you always let others speak for you? Group consensus only tells you what the group thinks . . . it is not an indication of anything else. However, to be more specific, I think the guitarist played the piece cleanly with sensitivity to the melodic line and the Harp Guitar added an interesting harmonic depth to the piece that a 6 string CG cannot achieve. The audio has nothing to do with how he played but only how the recording sounded. I own some scratchy LP's of Wagner's Ring Cycle that I wouldn't sell for my life and the audio does not in the least diminish his performance. Brin Addison is clearly a proficient player and for you to label this piece as "crap' means that you can play this music in a vastly superior way to the performance provided which is why I asked you to give us your version or something in a similar vein. I would like to add one further comment: I have been a performing musician for most of my life as both a vocation and avocation and have had the good fortune to know and play with some outstanding musicians. It has been my experience that I never met a great musician that used terms like "crap" to describe a player with lesser talents who was clearly serious about his music. It is not only mean-spirited but shows a lack of sensitivity not common among serious musicians. . . and NO, I do not consider most Rockers or CW players serious musicians. Playing again . . . Rognvald